New Testament World, Third Edition, Revised And Expanded / Edition 3

New Testament World, Third Edition, Revised And Expanded / Edition 3

by Bruce J. Malina
     
 

A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the

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Overview

A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the bibliography, and offers student study questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664222956
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
02/01/2001
Edition description:
Revised, Expand
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
1,402,997
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1Bible Study and Cultural Anthropology: Interpreting Texts Fairly1
The Presuppositions Behind This Book7
Nature, Culture, Person8
Understanding Culture12
The Bigger Picture - Cultural Cues14
Why the Bigger Picture? Humans as Model-Makers18
Models in Cultural Anthropology20
2Honor and Shame: Pivotal Values of the First-Century Mediterranean World28
Understanding Honor31
How Does a Person Get a Grant of Honor?33
How Honor Is Acquired34
Honor Symboled by Blood38
Honor Symboled by Name38
How Honor Is Displayed and Recognized39
Honor and the Interpretation of a Challenge42
Honor and Going to Court44
Dimensions of Collective Honor45
Honor and the Moral Division of Labor: The Double Standard48
Toward Defining Honor and Shame50
A Significant Clarification53
Contrasting Childrearing Approaches55
3The First-Century Personality: The Individual and the Group63
The First-Century Personality63
Group-Oriented Personality65
The Makeup of Human Beings: A Three-Zone Model73
The Makeup of Human Beings and God77
Contrasting U.S. Persons with Ancient Mediterraneans82
4The Perception of Limited Good: Maintaining One's Social Status90
The Preindustrial City90
Limited Good: A Basic Cue of Perception94
The Honorable Person's Defensive Strategy96
The Honorable Person's Dyadic Alliances99
Limited Good and the Accumulation of Wealth103
Limited Good and Personal Causality107
Limited Good and the Structured Social World110
5Kinship and Marriage: Fusing Families Together117
Kinship117
Main Structural Features of the Kinship System Compared119
Marriage126
Marriage Strategies in the Bible129
6Clean and Unclean: Understanding Rules of Purity149
Sacred and Profane149
Purity: Clean and Unclean152
Anomalies and Abominations154
A Classification of Persons in Judaism159
Classification of Clean and Unclean Animals162
Sacrifice: The Process of Holy Offering166
Christian Purity Arrangements172
A Theological Conclusion184
Index of Scripture References187
Index of Subjects and Names197

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